Table-Topic: Setting External Development Managers Up for Success, Presented by Virtuos
External Development Managers are often misunderstood because they do not share the same challenges as their teammates. Very few game companies have Job Matrix that fully comprehend what they contribute and provide the proper track for growth within the company. External Development Managers have a manager they report to but not all have good mentors to guide them in their journey. As result, many managers feel undervalued and underappreciated within their workplace.
In this table topic, we will discuss ways to create a more nurturing environment for existing External Development Managers at work. We will also dive into things we can do to bring up the next generation as well as identify potential managers within this industry.
NOTE: This session is targeted at Outsourcing Managers who work for Developers/Publishers.